TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 5: Ryan Malone #12 of the Tampa Bay Lightning talks with guest during warm-ups before the start of the game against the New York Islanders at the St. Pete Times Forum on December 5, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images)
I mean, hockey had to change the rules because of Marty, and that's impressive. I got two Stanley Cup rings because of the guy. Look at the banners of [Scott Niedermayer, Scott Stevens and Ken Daneyko] and Marty is right up there when you think about the New Jersey Devils; he was part of the core group and he'll go down as one of the greatest goalies ever.
— New Jersey Devils center Scott Gomez on former teammate Martin Brodeur, who will announce his retirement Thursday